And God said, “Let there be an expanse in the midst of the waters, and let it separate the waters from the waters.” And God made the expanse and separated the waters that were under the expanse from the waters that were above the expanse. And it was so. And God called the expanse Heaven. And there was evening and there was morning, the second day.
And God said, “Let the waters under the heavens be gathered together into one place, and let the dry land appear.” And it was so. God called the dry land Earth, and the waters that were gathered together he called Seas. And God saw that it was good.
Comment: This is not a scientific paper to be marked for a PhD. This is not to say that it is not scientifically correct but a literary, maybe somewhat poetic, way of describing what God did. We all know that there is water on the earth’s surface – seas, lakes, rivers. We all know that there is water in a layer above us, in the clouds and coming down sometimes in rain. We all look from ground level upwards and say that we are looking heavenward. On the surface of the earth the seas and land don’t have fixed borders. In a sense they play with each other with tidal shifts but there are both dry lands and seas. It may not give us all the details which we would like of the act of creation but what is written here fits in with what we all know to be true.
Prayer: Thank You indeed for the place which You have prepared for us, and that You made it good.